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Christian Revival (Part 2)

An amazing story coming out of the Welsh Revival was about the conversion of dirty, drunken, foul mouth Coal Miners. Jails were full, police were busy, wives and children feared husbands and fathers returning home after their pub crawling after work. As the revival broke, children stood on pavements preaching Jesus Christ as Lord. The […]

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Christian Revival (Part 1)

Have you ever thought about genuine Christian Revivals? I have heard pastors saying they are going on a revival or will be having a revival meeting or they had a revival. Once again, words change their meanings. From where I come Biblically and Theologically, a revival means a spiritual awakening in the Church of God […]

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The Right to Condemn

I have heard of non-Christian spouses who have belittled their Christian spouse, insulting them for the smallest mistake they make. Constantly, when they do whatever their non-Christian spouse deems “non-Christian” they are criticized, lambasted and mocked. It is humiliating and hurtful. One could expand that example to the world and the church. The church is […]

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Family Resemblance

Some children question whether their parents are their biological parents. There was a girl my sister’s age who grew up close to us. When she was a teenager she was told by her mother, who was actually her grandmother, that her oldest sister was actually her mother. She suspected something was wrong because her parents […]

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The Hope There is in Jesus

We live within a world where nothing is certain. How many people planned and paid to go on holiday and then COVID hit? So many couples needed to postpone their weddings because of Lock Down. Municipal elections are coming soon … how many people will be disappointed because the expected candidate does not get the […]

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Idolatry and Greed (Part 3)

One of the hard things in sermon preparation is doing “word studies” apart from using commentaries to understand the Bible’s original intent as often translations are not accurate with the use of certain words. You might have noticed that I said nothing about the end of Matthew 6:24 yesterday. Mt 6:24 “You cannot serve both […]

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Idolatry and Greed (Part 2)

Today Jenny gave a lady in the Church some wool. This lady was over the moon with excitement and joy. The reason for this is that she has a groups of ladies knitting blankets and jerseys for poor, disadvantaged children. She had run out of wool and Jenny’s contribution will help the ladies to knit […]

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Idolatry and Greed (Part 1)

In dealing with Naaman, Gehazi and Elisha, we saw how Gehazi’s idol was money (silver), possessions (clothing) and possibly the other things Elisha spoke of. Today I want to show you that the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart. In doing so I want us to look at a passage from […]

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The Bridge to Naaman’s Conversion (Part 5)

I heard some horrific news today that shocked me terribly. As I thought through what I had heard I recalled: Jer 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil. It made me think of two prisoners I visited in a […]

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The Bridge to Naaman’s Conversion (Part 4)

Although God commands against idolatry, idolatry is one of the worst curses a person could get involved with. Look at the first three Commandments that are actually linked together … and remember that God saved the believer out of the bondage of evil and the devil’s clutches. Ex 20:2 “I am the LORD your God, […]